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Khaleda to be taken to BSMMU this afternoon: IGP, Prison
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo
Dhaka, Oct 6 : Prison authorities are set to shift BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) from old Dhaka Central jail on Saturday afternoon for her treatment in response to a court order.
She will be taken to the hospital from the jail around 3 pm, said Inspector General of Prison Brigadier General Syed Iftekhan Uddin Ahmed.
Meanwhile, Jail Superintendent Iqbal Kabir of Keraniganj Central Jail met Khaleda in the morning.
The High Court on Thursday directed the government to immediately admit Khaleda Zia to the BSMMU and form a 5-member medical board afresh for her treatment.
Khaleda Zia has been in the erstwhile Dhaka Central Jail at Nazimuddin Road since she was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case on February 8.
On September 16, a medical board formed by the government for jailed Khaleda, suggested admitting her to a hospital like BSMMU though they have found ‘no symptom of any serious disease’ in her.
On April 7 last, Khaleda Zia underwent some medical tests at the BSMMU because of her illness.
BNP has been demanding that Khaleda be shifted to United Hospital in the city for her ‘better’ treatment.